Sweet and Sour

Quick Sweet and Sour Pork | Ready Set Eat | Real Men Drive Minivans

This month’s Ready Set Eat post has me a touch nostalgic. First, my time reviewing recipes for Ready Set Eat has come to an end and this will be my final post. And, second, the recipe I chose from this month’s options has taken me back to my family’s dinner table.

When I saw LaChoy in the list of ingredients it instantly took me back to the sweet and sour dishes my mom used to prepare when I was a kid. While this Quick Sweet and Sour Pork may not be exactly what my mom used to serve, it is close enough. Especially when I also saw the pineapple chunks on the list.

There is just something about warm pineapple. Heat transforms this already great fruit into something more, bursting with even more flavor. This could be the reason why pineapple is one of my favorite fruits to grill.

One of the things I really liked about this recipe was the use of pork tenderloin as the protein. It cooks up quickly, stays tender, is is a lean cut of meat and it really took on the flavor of the sauce well. Additionally, outside of preparing the rice, the dish can be prepared in a single pan.

With seven total ingredients this Quick Sweet and Sour Pork is a dish that will no doubt make a more regular appearance at our dinner table.

Quick Sweet and Sour Pork

recipe courtesy of Ready, Set, Eat


  • 2 cups instant brown rice, uncooked
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Wesson® Canola Oil
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 cups frozen bell pepper and onion strips (from 16-oz package)
  • 1 can (8 oz each) pineapple chunks in juice, drained
  • 1 jar (10 oz each) La Choy® Sweet and Sour Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon La Choy® Soy Sauce


  1. Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt and butter.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook and stir 6 to 8 minutes or until cooked through and lightly browned. Remove from skillet.
  3. Add pepper blend to skillet; cook 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in cooked pork, pineapple, sweet and sour sauce and soy sauce. Heat 5 minutes more or until hot. Serve over rice.

Disclosure: I am compensated by ConAgra Foods to review recipes for Ready Set Eat. However, my opinions contained herein are my own.

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About PJ Mullen

PJ Mullen is a dad, husband, amateur chef and prolific air drummer blogging about his life as a dad and anything else that is on his mind. Occasionally he blogs about being a dad in the kitchen at peaches en risotto and is a contributor over at Digital Dads.

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